Thursday, March 13, 2008

How to do the Cinderella Cake....

Lots of people have asked me how I did the Cinderella Cake, so I here it is... I wish I took pictures step by step of the Cake process. I'll just explain it, it's really simple!!

1) Get a picture from a coloring book. Sophie wanted Cinderella obviously so that's the one I choose.

2) Make the cake and let it cool all the way. Then Frost it.

3) Make the diffrent colors of frosting. I usually use the Wilton cake decorating frosting, but for the big areas without alot of detail the regular tub of store bought frosting works great( you can make your own frosting, but we like the ones you buy! Who knows maybe I just need some yummy recipes for frosting...if you have any, let me know. Krista Gage, I want your frosting recipes!!! ) Set aside the frostings.

4) Tape the coloring page to a cookie sheet. Tape a piece of wax paper over the coloring page. (See the picture!!!)

5) Trace the coloring page with black frosting(you will need to have black food coloring, I use the Black Wilton one, then fill in the rest of the colors with your star tip, you can use a large star one to make it go faster... I usually stick in the freezer for a bit between each color so that it will harden. Changing the colors and cleaning out the bag and the tips is the most time consuming part...

6) When your picture is all filled and frozen you just take the wax paper off the cookie sheet and flip in upside down on the top of the iced cake. You will notice that the picture on the cake will be backwards..

7) Once it's on, push down lightly then peel the wax paper off.

8) It's easy and looks really cool!!! The fun thing is that you can make any cake, any theme, any character you want. You probably want a picture without too many details or too many diffrent colors, but really the possibilities are endless. Oh one more suggestion. a solid image is was easier. Last year I tried doing this with a crown and the crown had some wispys on it and they didn't transfer without cracking.... the oval cinderella was perfect!!! Good luck, let me know if you have any questions!!! I love this technique because the kids think it's sooo cool that Mom can make any kind of cake, it looks impressive but it doesn't take alot of skill.
Have fun!!!!

16 comments:

The Gage Cage said...

Here is my favorite way to make frosting. I think it is way yummier then the store bought stuff!!!

2lbs powder sugar
2 stick butter (the real stuff)
1 cup crisco
1 tsp vanilla (if you have real vanilla it's better then the extract)
1 tsp butter flavor
1/4 - 1/2 (to taste) tsp almond extract

Mis all ingredients. Add milk to desired constancy.



After you try this frosting you'll see why I would gain weight if I practiced cake decorating very often. Thanks for the directions on the Cinderella cake. I think I can do that. I never knew about those tricks before. Very Very cool!

Becca said...

Thanks Krista!!! I'm excited to try it!!! And if any of you have any fun tricks I want to hear about them!!

Emily said...

thanks Becca I am excited to try it out.

Megan said...

Um, excuse me but I think it takes some skill. I don't even know how to frost a cake with a knife. Congrats on being a skillful cake decorator!!!

The Gage Cage said...

One more tip in regards to the vanilla. If you are going to have colored frosting it doesn't matter. If you want the frosting to be white you need to use the clear vanilla.

kelly said...

So cool, I could do that! I thought you drew her, that would have been too challenging for me, I cannot draw. So, the star part goes upside down right?

Becca said...

Yea Kelly, the picture will actually be flat, the stars will be against the cake. Yeah I can't draw either, that's why I do it like this!!;) and Megan, you care sooo extremely talented at everything you could definatly do this!!! We should get together sometime and I'll teach you how to decorate a cake and you can teach me how to do everything else!! ;)

Ohio Rasmussens said...

This looks amazing. What your not telling everyone is what an amazing job you did on last year's (or what is two yrs ago now)cakes! I am begging you to show everyone the superman (or was it someother super hero?) one and the carebear one. Becca is even more amazing than everyone knows!!! :-) Thanks for typing this out step by step...I'll have to get brave and try it (without the crown this time too) and maybe do it for Karli's 1st birthday or something. Thanks for the neat tips and you are incredible! Please show the other cakes too!! Krista-thanks for the frosting help. Yum!!

Becca said...

Kirsten, you are really too nice, I don't know what you are talking about. YOU have made some incredible cakes!! You should be the one posting all of the cakes!! Love you!!

Cristy said...

This cake is AMAZING!!! I can't wait to try it! Aaron's birthday is coming up in a few weeks so I think I will give it a whirl! I'll let you know how it turns out!! Thanks!

Ohio Rasmussen Family said...

Becca-nice try!! Show them the other cakes...PLEASE! They are so cute! It might help Cristy think of a boy cake idea too. Thanks for being so sweet! I want to hear about Disney on Ice too when you get the chance! Love you!

Emily said...

For the small comment window. Go to customize and then click on settings, and then comments. And there should be an option there for you to have it as a separate window. Love ya!

Melissa, Ryan and Addy said...

Becca,
Hi there it's Melissa Mills (formerly Jones) and I can't tell you how excited I am to have found your blog! I don't even know whose blog I was on and I saw a link to your's! Your kids are so cute and I can't believe how big they are! My blog address is
http://lissrynady.blogspot.com/ It will be so fun to be able to keep in touch with you! Hope all is well!
Melissa

berrygirl said...

Rebecca,
Hi there! I loved the cake idea! I don't know if you remember me? Jaime Zuniga from Fresno--Millbrook Ward? Nursery? How are you? I found your blog through Kevin. My husband was talking with him and saw your blog on his. Anyway, I loved seeing your family! A lot happens in, what, 8-9 years?! My email is jaimelinnea@yahoo.com and my blog is merrygoroundfamily.blogspot.com

Lance & Celeste said...

How do You smooth the frosting on cinderella? I'm going to try it for Alexis's birthday on Sat. she will be 1.

berrygirl said...

I just noticed that you have Yasmine on your friends list. How funny! Her Dad is Bishop of our ward here in Monterey. Did you know her from Fresno or somewhere else?